MOTT HAVEN - Bronx residents voiced their support for Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-K and expanded after school proposals at a town hall meeting Thursday night.
The program would be funded through tax increases on the wealthiest New Yorkers, which would need to be approved by lawmakers in Albany.
Residents who support the plan say the increase is necessary.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his own plan for universal pre-K statewide.
Organizers plan to hold a final rally in Albany Tuesday. They have until the end of March to get enough support, before the state's budget is due.